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A Conversation with Walker Karraa, PhD, on Perinatal Mental Illness By Barbra Elenbaas, ACNM Writer & Editor Be sure to check out the other half of my interview with Walker on page 32 of the Fall 2014 issue of Quickening. In your words, what is Stigmama? is a writing site. It is a creative space. It is dedicated to sharing writing about the stigma of mental illness in motherhood. It’s not a resource site or a support site. If you have a client or patient needing treatment, as...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/27/2014 4:59:42 PM

The Quest to “Healthify” the Nation

By Debra K., The Journey into Wellbeing Hello, I’m Debra K. the Natural Health Explorer. I’m on a quest to “healthify” our nation. I hope you enjoyed last month’s video with Chris Hilderbrandt, CNM, ARNP, of Breath of Life in Florida. This month, we go back to Breath of Life and chat with Vikki Bennett, CNM, ARNP. We discuss the professionalism offered by midwives as a great birthing option for families. With accessibility in all 50 states and around the globe, the demand for midwifery...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/9/2014 11:09:17 AM

A Calling Toward Educating on Midwifery

By Debra K., The Journey into Wellbeing Educating the world on natural health and wellness is my life’s calling. I embarked upon this mission in my mid-40s, and never thought, at my age, I would become an advocate for natural birth. It was during the filming of the pilot for my show, “The Journey into Wellbeing”, that I learned the story of Mary Breckinridge who founded Frontier Nursing University 75 years ago in Eastern Kentucky. We profiled this American hero and the significant differe...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 7/24/2014 3:41:24 PM



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